23% of Americans Made New Year’s Resolutions

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Chattanooga, Tennessee—

 

 

If there was a cranky old-schooler at your New Year’s toast . . . it probably wouldn’t surprise you to hear that they didn’t bother making a New Year’s resolution.

 

 

According to a new poll, 23% of Americans made resolutions this year, and younger people were FAR more likely to make them.  40% of adults under 30 made resolutions to improve themselves . . . while only 14% of those 65 and older did it.

 

 

Nearly 80% of Americans making resolutions say they’re at least somewhat confident they’ll be able to keep them.  Which is ironic . . . because according to another survey, nearly 80% of resolutions FAIL.

 

 

Studies show a new habit can take an average of 66 days to be established . . . so how DO you make resolutions stick?

 

 

Some suggestions include:  Starting small and manageable with your goals . . . writing them down and making them visible . . . celebrating small wins as you go . . . and “habit stacking,” like saying you’ll meditate for two minutes after you pour your first cup of coffee each day.

 

 

(YouGov / PR Newswire)